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Exclusively for AAIDD Members

Crucial Conversations and Mentorship in a Minute are member-only online opportunities to stay on top of emerging issues and your career.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. 
We suggest registering early because these will fill up fast. We will do our best to maintain a waiting list, and ask those whose schedules change to let us know so the seat can be filled from the waiting list. 

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Crucial Conversations

Group Meeting

They are

  • Held monthly
  • Limited in attendance to 15 AAIDD members
  • A brief presentation from the host followed by discussion with participants ("conversation" is in the name!)
  • Not recorded to encourage frank discussion
  • Designed to provide access to emerging knowledge and effective responses

Crucial Conversations are deep dive into what's happening now and what's working.

Crucial Conversations are 45-minute small-group dialogues with AAIDD thought leaders on emerging issues and responses from the field. 


Mentorship in a Minute

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They are

  • Held monthly Attendance
  • Limited in attendance to AAIDD members
  • A brief presentation by the host followed by discussion
  • Not recorded to encourage frank discussion
  • Designed to provide inform career development

 Mentorship in a Minute is peer mentorship at its best: colleagues mentoring and being mentored on career-related topics.

Mentorship in a Minute sessions are a small group 30 minute dialogue with AAIDD members across the career spectrum on professional or career development issues that they’ve learned “the hard way” so you don’t have to. 

Mentorship in a Minute-- Keys to Developing Culture Champions in your Organization

Host: Michael Bloom, MA, MS, FAAIDD, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Incompass Human Services


A Human Services Leader will provide tips and strategies for promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment so you can magnetize and retain support workers.

August 23, 2023, 03:00 pm  Eastern Time

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